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Honduras

República de Honduras (Republic of Honduras)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Tegucigalpa

  • Population estimate, 2015: 8.08 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 3,938

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.606/131

  • Internet domain extension: .hn

Civil Aviation

There are four international airports: San Pedro Sula (Ramón Villeda) and Tegucigalpa (Toncontín) are the main ones, plus Roatún and La Ceiba, with over 80 smaller airstrips in various parts of the country. In 2012 San Pedro Sula handled 769,516 passengers (700,892 on international flights) and 15,775 tonnes of freight, and Tegucigalpa handled 581,740 passengers (466,956 on international flights) and 3,674 tonnes of freight.

Climate

The climate is tropical, with a small annual range of temperature but with high rainfall. Upland areas have two wet seasons, from May to July and in Sept. and Oct. The Caribbean Coast has most rain in Dec. and Jan. and temperatures are generally higher than inland. Tegucigalpa, Jan. 66 °F (19 °C), July 74 °F (23.3 °C). Annual rainfall 64″ (1,621 mm).

Constitution and Government

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